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Fol Erica Tomory
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Faces of LIFE- Dr. Erica Tomory

Dr. Erica Tomory called Long Island, New York home for much of her life before moving to Georgia with her family when she was 32. Dr. Tomory’s older brother has been diagnosed with multiple disabilities, and watching her brother learning to navigate his environment with those challenges inspired her to delve deeper into education and, later, what service looks like for people with disabilities.

Fol Stephanie Wakefield
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Faces of LIFE- Dr. Stephanie Wakefield

Dr. Wakefield is relatively new to Life U, having only come on board in Fall 2020. Yet in her short time at Life U thus far, Dr. Wakefield has left several positive waves in her wake. “I really enjoy working at Life U, and one of the things I love is the openness of the University and the community here to create this new program—this Human Ecology program—and trying innovative teaching and learning methods, like outdoor learning, active learning,” said Dr. Wakefield.

Fol Kyle Padilla
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Faces of Life – Kyle Padilla

Hands-on learning and a public servant mindset come naturally to Kyle Padilla. Padilla is a Doctor of Chiropractic student and Student Ambassador at Life University. Originally from Oregon, Padilla grew up on his family’s small farm as one of seven boys. His parents supported several children through the foster care system and actually adopted three of their kids.

Coach Tony Annan
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Faces of LIFE- Coach Tony Annan

Native of Newcastle, England, Coach Tony Annan lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Elizabeth; son, Jax; and daughter, Ella. He played college soccer at Life U as captain, where he earned his B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1998.

“[My time at Life U] was in the years of Dr. Sid [Williams], who looked after and treated his athletes well. We were given multiple resources to do well. It was an excellent time, and we were very successful.

Dr. Shannon Good
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Faces of LIFE – Dr. Shannon Good

Shannon Good, B.S., D.C., CACCP is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Chiropractic Sciences Department at Life University. Dr. Good is the oldest of two children. She and her younger brother are from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where her parents and brother still live today. Dr. Good first became interested in Chiropractic when she was competing in gymnastics and under chiropractic care. Receiving this care led her to become a chiropractor.

Fol Danae Glanton
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Faces of LIFE- Danae Glanton

Danae Glanton grew up in Ohio as the middle child between an older brother and a younger sister. She learned from a young age the importance of higher education from her parents. Her father, a first-generation immigrant from Ukraine, became a U.S. citizen as an adult. Through that experience, her father’s side of the family put much emphasis on getting a degree because those opportunities had not been available for generations past.

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Faces of LIFE- Dr. Jo Lobertini

Dr. Jo Lobertini is the Associate Dean of Online Education at Life University (Life U). She is a fresh face to the Life U community, having just come on board about five months ago. However, Dr. Lobertini already feels welcomed by staff and students at Life U and since the very beginning has felt that Life U is “her people.”